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Old 07-11-2004, 12:48 PM   #1
 
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I just got a Yugoslav SKS 59/66. Anyone got any advice on how to clean this thing up? It's drenched in, what appears to be, cosmoline. Also, how much would it cost to chrome line the barrel? I know it's not necessary, but you can never trust foriegn surplus.
 
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Old 07-11-2004, 01:00 PM   #2
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I used paint thinner on mine. Paint brush, paper towels and rubbergloves. Be sure to do it outside. Cleaned him right up. Don't know about chrome line cost.

I know that you will enjoy your Yugo SKS. Its fun to shoot and more accurate than many of the SKS models.

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Old 07-11-2004, 01:06 PM   #3
 
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KNow where I can get ammo for the grenade launcher?
 
 
Old 07-11-2004, 01:15 PM   #4
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Military grenade launchers use a special grenade blank - usually rosette crimped. I've never seen nor heard of any in 7.62x39 but there could be some out there. I think the big problem would being finding the dummy grenade. It would have to have a hole in the bottom to fit over the launcher. Don't know about the legality of such an item.

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Old 07-11-2004, 02:30 PM   #5
 
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So long as it doesn't contain an explosive charge, it's legal. Most, if not all, SKS carbines come with a muzzle attachment to fire 22mm grenades. So there has to be 7.62x39 cartridges available. For the SKS, at least, I think it's technically classified as a flare gun.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 02:41 PM   #6
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The russian and chinese SKS's that I've seen don't have that big bulb of a launcher on the muzzle like Yugo does. Have you actually seen ones from other countries with one permanently attached? I would think that they would have a separate attachment launcher like the Garand used to have. Would be a very interesting variation though if they were attached.

Thank you for the clarification on the legality.

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Old 07-11-2004, 03:10 PM   #7
 
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Guess I've only been exposed to Yugos, all the ones I've seen (5) have had it.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 03:49 PM   #8
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Even if you can get grenades & blanks would you really want to use them?I'm not interested in the legal standpoint-just wondering about the wear & tear on the rifle.
I'm thinking specifically about those "wire wrapped"Enfields & IIRC Japanese Arisakas too.They were kept as an extra weapon just used to fire the grenades.The stress severely abused the actions.


BTW,mineral spirits(paint thinner)is good stuff.The "odorless"is the most refined.Works great for cleaning up grease spots on the driveway too.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 03:54 PM   #9
 
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Even if you can get grenades & blanks would you really want to use them?I'm not interested in the legal standpoint-just wondering about the wear & tear on the rifle.
It'd be interesting to see what they're capable of, SKS parts are cheap.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 04:26 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by 41mag
'm not interested in the legal standpoint-just wondering about the wear & tear on the rifle.
I'm thinking specifically about those "wire wrapped"Enfields & IIRC Japanese Arisakas too.They were kept as an extra weapon just used to fire the grenades.The stress severely abused the actions.
The really bad thing is that grenade firing cracked stocks on a regular basis. thats the reason they wired them up. You DEFINITELY did not fire grenades from the shoulder. I'd rather have a 60mm mortar for shtf. Pretty easily man portable - they called it the guerilla's friend.

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Old 07-11-2004, 05:05 PM   #11
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97cent cans (2, I think) of carb cleaner from Wal-Mart did the trick for me. Took the gun apart, sprayed with a free hand, wiped it off VERY easily, oiled/lubed, and put it back together.
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Old 07-12-2004, 05:05 AM   #12
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the Swedes have a shoulder firable

grenade launcher for 223's. So you can HIT something with the grenade. CARRYING a 60mm mortar, enough ammo for it to be WORTH a hoot, AND your rifle, AND necessary other gear is out of the question, so it's bs.

The Swede rifle grenade is launched by firing a LIVE, bulleted rd into the butt end of the grenade. They have a "bullet trapping device" back there. Sheesh. :-)



 
Old 07-12-2004, 05:07 AM   #13
 
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Actually Tard, it's a shoot through. The bullet isn't trapped by the grenade, it goes through the centerline which is designed to allow the bullet to pass right through.

We used to use them in the US as well but we've moved up to the M79 and M203.

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Old 07-12-2004, 05:50 AM   #14
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no we didn't, liar. We had the M203

when I was in the Army, 1971, and it was and is a JOKE. When you raise the grenade launcher's sights, they BLOCK the rifle's sights, and the 40mm grenade isn't HALF as effective as is the Swedish version. The Swede launcher also offers an anti-tank option. The M203 is just a clunk.



 
Old 07-12-2004, 03:13 PM   #15
 
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My thread has been tainted.
 
Old 07-12-2004, 03:24 PM   #16
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My thread has been tainted.
Yep, you just got a dose of the clap(trap mouth).

Nothing a little time at the range can't cure....

 
Old 07-12-2004, 03:33 PM   #17
 
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Don't worry, most likely he's whining because he couldn't hit anything with the '203. . .
 
Old 07-12-2004, 05:05 PM   #18
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Speaking of his military service.

How come the great "gunslinger" did not qualify as EXPERT with the pistol?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 09:07 PM   #19
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cause the pos 1911 they gave me

was so shot out that it could BARELY stay on the 15" (or so) bullseye target that constituted HALF of the firing, stupe. I had a nice, accurized 1911 in the Captain's vault, but he wouldn't let me use it.



 
Old 07-13-2004, 04:49 PM   #20
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Sounds like an excuse to me. During my service when I had to qualify with a Browning 9mm that had been manufactured in 1944 , I still managed to come within 2 or 3 points of maxing the qualification.
 
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